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Flexible, Light-Weight, and Solid-State Nanocrystalline TiO2-Polymer Solar…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57385
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011ML-1420
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Flexible, Light-Weight, and Solid-State Nanocrystalline TiO2-Polymer Solar Cells on Plastics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-02-C-0074
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

"EIC laboratories proposes to develop flexible, lightweight, highly efficient and low-cost dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells having an all plastic construction. The proposed all-plastic and flexible versions of Gratzel cells made by continuouscoating and lamination processes will be attractive for Air Expeditionary Force deployable shelters at a projected cost of ~$0.50/Wp. To enhance manufacturability, we propose to employ an all-solid state construction based on laminates of novellow-temperature sintered nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films and ion conductive polymer electrolytes or hole transport polymers between flexible polymer substrates coated with appropriate current collector thin films. In Phase I, we demonstrated cells withthis construction having >5% solar conversion efficiency. Phase II will address efficiency improvements through TiO2, polymer and current collection modifications as well as the manufacturing technology to produce high efficiency, ultralight cell arraysof several square feet adhered to tentage textiles."

Principal Investigator:

David R. Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey L. Bursell
Contract Manager/Controll
7817699450
jefbursell@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No